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August 2020

Thursday, 6 August 2020

Oadby & Wigston Libraries to Open on 10th August

Fourteen Leicestershire libraries re-opened their doors for browsing, borrowing and returning books on Monday 3 August using an appointment system, with Oadby and Wigston libraries to follow on Monday 10 August.

Wednesday, 5 August 2020

Local Leisure Centres Reopening Date Announced

Local leisure centres in Oadby and Wigston are set to reopen, after being given the ‘green light’ by Prime Minister, Boris Johnson.

Wednesday, 5 August 2020

Shielding Advice to Be Relaxed in Oadby & Wigston

The Government will relax shielding advice in the Oadby and Wigston area in two stages on 10 August and 24 August. This is because the number of people with the virus in Oadby and Wigston area has fallen. You are advised not to travel into Leicester..

Wednesday, 5 August 2020

New Grant Scheme – Kickstarting Tourism

The Government recently announced a new support package for tourism businesses - Kickstarting Tourism - to help them adapt. The grants are 100% funded by the European Regional Development Fund and there will be no requirement to contribute..

Tuesday, 4 August 2020

Car Parking Charges Within The Borough

Parking charges for over three hour stays will be re-introduced from Wed 5th August.

Tuesday, 4 August 2020

Re-opening of play areas and outdoor gyms

Our play areas and outdoor gyms are now open but the equipment is to be used at your own risk.

July 2020

Friday, 31 July 2020

Armed Forces Award - Achieving Silver

Oadby and Wigston Borough Council is delighted to have been awarded the Armed Forces Silver Award as part of the Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS).

Friday, 31 July 2020

More Information Regarding The Lockdown Announcement

Information about the recent announcement regarding the lockdown in Oadby and Wigston.

Friday, 31 July 2020

Statement From Councillor John Boyce Regarding The Recent Lockdown Announcement

Statement from Councillor John Boyce, Leader of Oadby and Wigston Borough Council regarding the recent lockdown announcement.

Friday, 31 July 2020

Leicester City Council - Food Parcel Calls

Leicester City Council are in receipt of a list of shielded persons and are proactively contacting them to offer assistance and asking if they require a food parcels.

Friday, 31 July 2020

Joint statement regarding Raksha Bandhan 2020

Joint Statement regarding Raksha Bandhan 2020 from the NHS, Leicestershire County Council, Oadby and Wigston Borough Council, The Police and Crime Commissioner for Leicestershire, Leicestershire Police and Leicester City Council.

Thursday, 30 July 2020

COVID-19 Shielding Update

Shielding update for those shielding due to coronavirus (Covid-19).

Wednesday, 29 July 2020

10 Scams to Be Aware of During COVID-19

Ten scams to be aware of during COVID-19.

Wednesday, 29 July 2020

Innovation Friday Online Event

The Leicester Innovation Hub team, would like to invite you to their next Innovation Friday Online event on the 31st July at 10am. This month they are focusing on Engineering and Manufacturing Innovation with great opportunities and examples.

Tuesday, 28 July 2020

Joint Statement regarding Eid al-Adha 2020

Joint Statement regarding Eid al-Adha 2020.

Tuesday, 28 July 2020

Visiting Our Parks - Dog Owners

Although it is not apart of the government's guidelines, we request that if you are visiting our parks with your dog, could you please be mindful of other people out for a walk and other dog owners by ensuring your dog is kept under control.

Thursday, 23 July 2020

Pavement Café Policy

The Council has adopted a Pavement Café Policy to help promote vibrant and diverse areas of the town for people to enjoy.

Thursday, 23 July 2020

Census Engagement Manager

The Office of National Statistics are recruiting a Census Engagement Manager for Census 2021.

Monday, 20 July 2020

Businesses and Venues That Must Remain Closed to The Public

On 4 July 2020 regulations were introduced closing certain businesses and venues in Leicester. These regulations now only apply to the City of Leicester and the Borough of Oadby and Wigston.

Thursday, 16 July 2020

Statement by Leader of the Council, John Boyce

Statement by Councillor John Boyce after the statement in parliament on 16 July regarding localised lockdown.

Thursday, 16 July 2020

Additional Data of Affected Wards

We have now received additional data to show where there are higher numbers of confirmed coronavirus cases in the borough.

Wednesday, 15 July 2020

More Waste Sites in the County Set to Re-Open

Leicestershire County Council is finalising plans to re-open the remainder of its recycling and household waste sites which have been closed since mid-March.

Monday, 13 July 2020

Protect Communities by Taking Test, Oadby and Wigston Residents Urged

Residents in parts of Oadby and Wigston are being urged to get tested for coronavirus as mobile units are scaled up in the county area with the highest infection rate.

Thursday, 9 July 2020

Brocks Hill Officially Designated a Local Nature Reserve

Brocks Hill Country Park has officially been designated a Local Nature Reserve.

Thursday, 9 July 2020

Further COVID-19 Data Released

Leicestershire County Council has released more detailed data as part of efforts to urge residents to play their part in tackling the rate of coronavirus infection in the county.

Monday, 6 July 2020

Open Letter from Lord-Lieutenant, Mike Kapur

Open Letter from Lord-Lieutenant, Mike Kapur.

Monday, 6 July 2020

Stay Alert and Stay Home in Leicester

As Leicester city and parts of Leicestershire continue to follow stricter lockdown restrictions, than other parts of the country, the Councils and Public Health England are asking residents to stay at home and stay safe, particularly this weekend as..

Wednesday, 1 July 2020

Leader, John Boyce – Statement to the Borough

On the evening of Monday 29 June, Matt Hancock MP, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care made a statement to Parliament regarding the spike in COVID19 cases in the Leicester and Leicestershire area. He announced new lockdown measures to..

June 2020

Tuesday, 30 June 2020


Following on from the Government’s announcement last night regarding the plans for localised tightening of the coronavirus rules in Leicester below is an update on the situation as it stands on 30 June.

Monday, 29 June 2020

Mental Health Support for Children, Young People & Families During COVID-19

The lockdown and the uncertainty of when life will return to normal can be difficult to think about and deal with. If you are concerned about your mental or emotional health and wellbeing, you can find below, advice and information about support..

Friday, 26 June 2020

5 Ways to Wellbeing

The Five Ways to Wellbeing are a great place to start keeping mentally and physically well.

Thursday, 25 June 2020

Hot Weather Warning Issued to People ‘Shielding’ and More Vulnerable Groups

Public Health England has issued a heat warning encouraging vulnerable people to take care during the exceptionally hot weather forecast this week.

Monday, 22 June 2020

Critical Workers Exempt From Parking Charges

The Council is pleased to announce that critical workers can obtain a pass which provides evidence of entitlement to free parking for those on duty as an NHS staff member, health or social worker or NHS Volunteer Responder.

Friday, 12 June 2020

Top Tips for Town Centre Reopening

As we begin opening up our Town Centres in the Borough from Monday 15 June, we want to ensure that we are helping to create a safe environment in our high streets to welcome our communities back.

Friday, 12 June 2020

High streets in Leicestershire & Rutland Get Ready for Safe Shopping

A press release from LRF - High streets in Leicestershire & Rutland Get Ready for Safe Shopping.

Friday, 5 June 2020

A 'Thank You' to Volunteers

In this volunteers week, as the officer within the Council who leads the hub I wanted to pay tribute to the volunteers who have supported us.

Thursday, 4 June 2020

Congestion as a Result of Re-opening of Wigston McDonald's

Prior to the re-opening of the McDonald’s in Wigston Oadby and Wigston Council liaised with both McDonald’s and County Highways to push for access to the premises to be left turn only in order to avoid traffic building on the roundabout and..

Wednesday, 3 June 2020

Safe and Welcoming Shopping Areas

This webpage contains advice and information for traders and shoppers.

Monday, 1 June 2020

Local Authority Discretionary Grants Fund - What You Need to Know

Local Authority Discretionary Grants Fund - What you need to know.

Monday, 1 June 2020

Invite to Tender - Oadby & Wigston Advice Service

The Council is letting a contract for the provision of advice to the residents of Oadby, Wigston and South Wigston; the service is to be known as the “Oadby & Wigston Advice Service”.

May 2020

Thursday, 28 May 2020

NHS Test and Trace Launches Today

The NHS Test and Trace service launches today (Thursday, 28 May). You can play your part to help control the virus and get life back to normal.

Saturday, 23 May 2020

Hand Car Washes

Hand car washes are now opening back up but restrictions are in place.

Friday, 22 May 2020

Council Holds Its Inaugural Virtual Public Meeting

The Council held its inaugural virtual public meeting yesterday evening, 21 May 2020.

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

BrightSparks Launch New Programme to Support People with Creativity During Lockdown

BrightSparks Arts in Mental Health are delighted to launch a new programme to support people through creativity throughout the lock down.

Thursday, 14 May 2020

Parks and Open Spaces Re-open

Following on from the recent Government announcement regarding parks and open spaces, we can confirm that some areas will now re-open.

Thursday, 14 May 2020

Oadby Tip To Re-open

The Oadby Tip run by Leicestershire County Council will recommence operation on Monday 18 May from 9.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.

Tuesday, 12 May 2020

Business Support Webinar

A free to attend online support event for all small businesses and the self-employed in the Oadby, Wigston and South Wigston Area.

Monday, 11 May 2020

‘Shine a Light’ For Our Nurses

Nursing leaders are asking the public to ‘shine a light’ to mark International Nurses Day on Tuesday (12 May) and recognise the extraordinary work that their colleagues are doing in the fight against coronavirus.

Tuesday, 5 May 2020

Community Hub Supports Hundreds of Vulnerable Residents During COVID-19

Oadby and Wigston Borough Council introduced the Community Hub due to the COVID19 Pandemic to identify and provide support to vulnerable residents of Oadby, Wigston and South Wigston.

Tuesday, 5 May 2020

Council reaches £6 million distributed in business grants

Small Business Minister Paul Scully said: “Small business owners up and down the country are facing challenges on a scale never seen before and the financial support package we have put in place reflects that. “I am pleased to see that businesses..

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